Programme

42 events featuring more than 150 speakers were hosted at the GCF-GEF Pavilion at Hall 5 - Pavilion 92 in the Scottish Event Campus

1 Nov, Monday
Nov 1, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT

GEF Event

A new vision of climate finance from indigenous peoples and local communities

Following a presentation by the leaders of the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities of their vision of a new climate finance mechanism that can reach indigenous peoples and local communities more directly, panelists will discuss how to use existing funds and relevant policies to enhance their contribution to that vision.

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Nov 1, 2021 @ 01:15 pm - 02:45 pm GMT

GEF Event

Private finance for sustainable landscapes and net zero goals

Speakers will discuss concrete initiatives in which the private sector is deploying innovative financial solutions, building on relevant experiences from the GEF portfolio, and delivering environmental and social benefits.

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Nov 1, 2021 @ 03:15 pm - 04:45 pm GMT

Partner Event

How to align public and private financial flows for the implementation of the three Rio conventions on biodiversity, climate change and desertification?

This event will highlight the demands of countries in terms of biodiversity, climate change and desertification financing, particularly developing countries. It will explain strategies in place to meet demands i) by managing the risks and impacts of their operations, ii) by allocating their financings to biodiversity/climate/desertification positive projects and iii) by supporting their clients.

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Nov 1, 2021 @ 06:15 pm - 07:45 pm GMT

Partner Event

The Rio Conventions – Restoring balance with nature for a sustainable future

At this kickoff event, high level representatives outline their ambitions and expectations about how the actions of the three conventions, and all stakeholders, create incredible opportunities to build a truly resilient path forward to restore the balance for people and nature.

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2 Nov, Tuesday
Nov 2, 2021 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am GMT

GCF Event

High-level dialogue: Catalysing climate investments in developing countries in the context of COVID-19

The event will bring together global leaders from governments to discuss the role of public finance in catalysing additional finance vital to drive a paradigm shift that fosters inclusive, sustainable, and resilient economies in the context of COVID-19. Of importance is the role of public finance in unlocking investment opportunities in unproven markets and unproven technologies to foster pick-up and accelerate deal flow in developing countries.

Speakers

H.E. Mia Amor Mottley

Prime Minister, Barbados

Md. Shahriar Alam

Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

Attorney-General and Minister of Economy and Minister responsible for Climate Change, Fiji

Dr. Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya

Minister, Ministry of Environment, Rwanda

Yannick Glemarec

Executive Director, Green Climate Fund

Kavita Sinha

Deputy Director of the Division of Mitigation and Adaptation, Green Climate Fund

Nov 2, 2021 @ 11:20 am - 12:30 pm GMT

GCF Event

Advancing Direct Access at GCF through Readiness, PPF, EDA, and SAP

The event will showcase how GCF supports Direct Access Entities (DAEs) through its Readiness Programme and Project Preparation Facility (PPF). Representatives from the academe and DAEs will provide insights on GCF engagement with DAEs. Furthermore, the session will highlight practices and processes involved in the preparation and implementation of GCF projects financed through the regular GCF proposal and approval process, as well as the Simplified Approval Process (SAP), and under the GCF Enhancing Direct Access (EDA) request for proposal.

Speakers

Pa Ousman Jarju

Director of Country Programming, Green Climate Fund

Graciela Reyes Retana

Investigation and Development Director, Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza A.C.(FMCN)

Kenneth Kasigila

Sr. Manager for Sustainable Finance Outreach and Relationships, CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB)

Dirk Snyman

Coordinator for Climate Finance, Pacific Community (SPC)

Saleem Huq

Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)

Daniel Best

Director, Caribbean Development Bank

Nov 2, 2021 @ 01:30 pm - 02:30 pm GMT

ADB-GCF Event

Financing green recovery for a low-carbon and climate-resilient Southeast Asia: Announcement of support for ASEAN green recovery platform

The event will discuss how programmes and activities by major development partners can be leveraged to support ASEAN developing member countries to catalyse financing for Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) as part of their COVID-19 recovery efforts. The event will also announce support for an ASEAN Green Recovery Platform, through the ADB-managed ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility.

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Speakers

Masatsugu Asakawa

President, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Rt. Hon. James Cleverly

Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Government of the United Kingdom

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Governor for Indonesia (ADB) and Minister of Finance, Indonesia, Indonesia

Arifin Tasrif

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia

Koen Doens

Director-General, Department for International Partnerships (DG INTPA), European Commission

Grace Fu

Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Singapore

Yannick Glemarec

Executive Director, Green Climate Fund

Remy Rioux

Chief Executive Officer, Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

Dario Scannapieco

Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti SpA (CDP)

Satvinder Singh

Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Economic Community, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Ramesh Subramaniam

Director General Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Nov 2, 2021 @ 03:15 pm - 04:45 pm GMT

GEF Event

The GEF: Strengthening integration for greater impact

This event will describe the upcoming GEF-8 strategy and the ongoing GEF-8 replenishment process from two different perspectives: (i) a developed country who is a strong contributor to the GEF and who will help to fund the GEF-8 strategy, and (ii) a developing country who receives and programs GEF funds and who is an integral partner in the operationalization of the GEF-8 strategy.

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Nov 2, 2021 @ 06:15 pm - 07:45 pm GMT

GEF Event

Net-zero pathways: Moving from aspirations to action

How can countries reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050? How do we move from global- to local-level net-zero targets, and what are the challenges and opportunities that this process comes along with? This event will explore these questions and present examples of ongoing experiences with science and policy experts and high-level country representatives.

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3 Nov, Wednesday
Nov 3, 2021 @ 09:30 am - 10:30 am GMT

Partner Event

The way forward: Bridging the gap on nature from COP26 to COP15

This event will demonstrate opportunities to maintain momentum on ambitious action on nature between COP26 to COP15, including by joining forces across the three high level coalitions. This panel discussion will be moderated by Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO and Chairperson of the GEF.

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Nov 3, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT

GEF Event

Private sector leadership, innovation and ambition in climate and nature

Investments in nature-based solutions are typically done through integrated approaches, with programs and projects that cut across several of the GEF focal areas, and generate multiple global environmental benefits. This session aims to demonstrate how shared GEF and private sector priorities of net zero emissions, climate adaptation, and nature positive approaches can be applied in the GEF Portfolio.

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Nov 3, 2021 @ 06:15 pm - 07:45 pm GMT

GEF Event

A financing roadmap to build the green hydrogen economy

The development of a green hydrogen economy will be crucial to achieve ambitious 2030 emissions reductions targets, especially in hard to abate sectors. This side-event will bring together high-level public authorities in a challenging and open dialogue on the green hydrogen economy, and an international exchange of best practices from the financing perspective.

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4 Nov, Thursday
Nov 4, 2021 @ 09:00 am - 10:30 am GMT

GCF Event

Engaging private sector actions and investments

The event will provide an opportunity to exchange views on how GCF can increase and leverage its catalytic financing from the private sector by engaging key stakeholders and experts in climate finance.

Speakers

Jacqueline Novogratz

CEO, Acumen Fund

Craig Cogut

Chief Executive Officer, Pegasus Capital Advisors

Antoine Sire

Head Company Engagement, BNP Paribas

Jennifer de Nijs

Special Advisor for Sustainable Finance, Ministry of Finance, Luxembourg

Nadia Spencer-Henry

Debt Manager, Ministry of Finance and Corporate Governance, Antigua and Barbuda

Andreas Reumann

Head a.i., Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU-GCF)

Nov 4, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT

GEF Event

Implementing NDCs through food systems transformation

While there are many forms of agriculture that support healthy people and a healthy planet, food systems globally are also a key contributor to environmental degradation. This session will explore leading initiatives and approaches that can deliver a systemic transformation of the global food system.

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Nov 4, 2021 @ 01:15 pm - 02:45 pm GMT

GEF Event

The role of energy efficient buildings on the path to net-zero: Strategies for policy makers

Buildings play a critical role in the transition to a net-zero future, as they are responsible for about 40% of the global energy consumption and about one-third of global GHG emissions. This event will present successful examples from the private and the public sector on innovative programs to reduce the overall costs of mitigating carbon emissions in the built environment while advancing social development.

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Nov 4, 2021 @ 03:15 pm - 04:30 pm GMT

GCF Event

Energy transition: Supporting developing countries' aspirations and ambitions

The event will provide insights into investment models, new opportunities and challenges in meeting the financing needs for the energy transition in developing countries. It will highlight the role of climate finance in catalysing innovation and making blended finance mechanisms work for developing countries to accelerate the transition to low emission, climate-resilient pathways.

Speakers

Kavita Sinha (Moderator)

Deputy Director of the Division of Mitigation and Adaptation, Green Climate Fund

Yannick Glemarec

Executive Director, Green Climate Fund

Mary Warlick

Deputy Executive Director, International Energy Agency

Claudia Dobles Camargo

First Lady, Costa Rica

Devendra Karki

Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Nepal

Mareledi Maswabi

Head of Policy, Department of Energy, Botswana

Riccardo Puliti

Vice President – Infrastructure, World Bank

Kevin Kariuki

Vice President, AfDB

Jorim Schraven

Director, FMO

Abdulmajid Nsekela

Group CEO and CRDB Managing Director, CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB)

Miguel Angel Méndez Castellanos

Head of Partnerships and International Cooperation, Financial Division, CABEI

Nov 4, 2021 @ 06:15 pm - 07:45 pm GMT

IEU-GCF Event

Evaluating climate change adaptation and climate action: What have we learned? A dialogue with evaluators

The Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) will present key findings and takeaways of its independent evaluation of the GCF’s Adaptation Portfolio and Approach. The role of adaptation is also of interest to the IEU’s partner institutions in evaluation community, such as the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), ICRAF World Agroforestry, Technical Evaluation Reference Group of the Adaptation Fund (AF-TERG) and German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval). In this event they will also share insights and lessons learned in the context of their own work.

Speakers

Andreas Reumann

Head a.i., Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU-GCF)

Nathan Subramaniam

Director, Independent Evaluation Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Garrett Kilroy

Senior Evaluation Specialist, Independent Evaluation Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Lalisa A. Duguma

Scientist- Sustainability and Resilience, CIFOR-ICRAF World Agroforestry

Debbie Menezes

Chair, Adaptation Fund (AF-TERG)

Sven Harten

Head of Competence Center for Evaluation Methodology Deputy Director, DEval

Claudio Volonte

Member of the Technical Evaluation Reference Group, Adaptation Fund (AF-TERG)

5 Nov, Friday
Nov 5, 2021 @ 09:00 am - 10:30 am GMT

GCF Event

Climate innovation and technology

This session will look at the role of climate innovation and technology in achieving net-zero targets and the goals of the Paris Agreement. It will tackle how GCF, with its public and private sector partners, is working to foster innovative climate technologies through its incubator and accelerator programme.

Speakers

Kavita Sinha (Moderator)

Deputy Director of the Division of Mitigation and Adaptation, Green Climate Fund

Javier Manzanares

Deputy Executive Director, Green Climate Fund

Mareer Mohamed Husny

Vice-Chair, UNFCCC TEC

Rose Mwebaza

Director, CTCN

Frank Rijsberman

Director General, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Wooksang Ahn

Global Head of Climate Business, Korea Development Bank

Abdulmajid Mussa Nsekela

Chief Executive Officer, CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB)

Jay Koh

Managing Director, the Lightsmith Group

Nov 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT

Partner Event

Restoring balance with nature: Dialogue on youth contributions to the implementation of the three Rio Conventions (SGP)

The event aims to highlight the importance of youth action in the implementation of the Rio Conventions, increased synergies among them, interconnected challenges and common solutions. Representatives of youth constituencies working under the Rio Conventions, and collaborating partners, will discuss these issues and invite the audience to share their experiences.

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Nov 5, 2021 @ 01:15 pm - 02:45 pm GMT

Joint Event

Long-term vision (LTV) on complementarity, coherence, and collaboration between GCF and GEF

The event will present specific action plans that will help operationalise and advance the long-term vision (LTV) of GCF and GEF, building on the ongoing collaboration and opportunities identified by the two secretariats.

Speakers

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez

Executive Director, Global Environment Facility

Yannick Glemarec

Executive Director, GCF

Ovais Sarmad

Deputy Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

H.E. Marieme Bekaye

Minister, Environment and Sustainable Development for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, President, Africa Great Green Wall Initiative Council of Ministers

H.E. Andrea Meza

Minister, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica

Ornela Çuçi

Deputy Minister, Tourism and the Environment, Albania

Selwin Hart

Assistant Secretary‐General of the Climate Action Team, United Nations

Janie Rioux

Senior Climate Finance Specialist, IFAD

David McCauley

Senior Fellow for Sustainable Finance, WWF

Renee Gonzalez Montagut

Director General, Fondo Mexicano para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza (FMCN)

Demetrio do Amaral de Carvalho

State Secretary for Environment, Timor-Leste

Nov 5, 2021 @ 03:15 pm - 04:45 pm GMT

GEF Event

Accelerating adaptation through valuation of nature based infrastructure

The NBI Global Resource Centre aims to demonstrate that nature-based infrastructure can provide valuable ecosystem services and adaptation benefits. The event will feature results of forest rehabilitation in Indonesia and tree planting in Ethiopia followed by a moderated discussion.

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Nov 5, 2021 @ 06:15 pm - 07:45 pm GMT

IEU-GCF Event

Mobilising the private sector for climate action: Lessons from evaluations at the GCF and other organizations

This event will allow interested stakeholders and participants to hear about the learnings from the relevant evaluations done by the Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) and its partners in the evaluation community, such as Evaluation Department (EvD) of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Independent Evaluation Department (IED) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) and Climate Markets and Investment Association (CMIA) on the topic of private sector investment and engagement for climate priorities.

Speakers

Andreas Reumann

Head a.i., Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU-GCF)

Archi Rastogi

Evaluation Advisor a.i., Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU-GCF)

Véronique Salze-Lozac'h

Chief Evaluator, Evaluation Department, EBRD

Nathan Subramaniam

Director, Independent Evaluation Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Garrett Kilroy

Senior Evaluation Specialist, Independent Evaluation Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Sven Harten

Head of Competence Center for Evaluation Methodology, Deval

Margaret-Ann Splawn

Active Private Sector Observer to the GCF Board, Executive Director, CMIA

6 Nov, Saturday
Nov 6, 2021 @ 09:00 am - 10:30 am GMT

GEF Event

Enhancing climate ambition through increased transparency: Perspectives on the progress and role of CBIT

This high-level side event will provide an opportunity for country leaders and key actors to discuss how the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) can further enhance climate ambition, especially as countries craft their long-term strategies and their subsequent round of NDCs.

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Nov 6, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT

GCF Event

Global Fund for Coral Reefs: Reef-based climate resilience finance

This event will showcase blended finance as a tool to secure global net-zero and protect the last strongholds of marine biodiversity. The speakers will illustrate how blended finance is necessary to scale adaptation interventions for vulnerable communities and natural habitats.

Speakers

Amb. Peter Thomson

Special Envoy for the Ocean, UN Secretary-General

Craig Cogut

Chief Executive Officer, Pegasus Capital Advisors

Yannick Glemarec

Executive Director, Green Climate Fund

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Chuck Cooper

Managing Director of Policy and Government Relations at Vulcan, representing the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and GFCR’s Executive Board Chair

Jodi Smith

Head of Local Strategic Vision and Sourcing Pipeline Businesses , Matanataki

Shenique Albury-Smith

The Bahamas Program Director, Nature Conservancy

Sanjeev Krishnan

Chief Investment Officer of S2G Ventures, Builders Vision

Preeti Sinha

Executive Secretary, United Nations Capital Development Fund

Gideon Henderson

Chief Scientific Advisor, UK Government’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Haoliang Xu

U.N. Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support , U.N.

Nov 6, 2021 @ 01:15 pm - 02:45 pm GMT

Joint Event

The Amazon we choose: GEF and GCF delivering action in the Amazon basin

This event will highlight the progress towards supporting countries in the Amazon to scale up climate ambitions and commitments by moving towards a sustainable bioeconomy in the Amazon basin. It will also discuss the opportunities, challenges, and achievements of investing in the bioeconomy of the region and highlight the role of GCF in supporting partners to catalyse innovation and leverage finance mechanisms to accelerate the transition towards climate-resilient pathways in the Amazon.

Speakers

Milagros Sandoval (Moderator)

Mitigation Director, Ministry of the Environment, Peru

Javier Manzanares

Deputy Executive Director, Green Climate Fund

Andrea Encalada

Co-chair Science Panel for the Amazon and Professor, San Francisco de Quito University, Ecuador

Juan Pablo Bonilla

Manager, the IDB's Climate Change and Sustainable Development Sector

Gustavo Fonseca

Director of Programs, Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Denise Hills

Global Sustainability Director, Natura

Marco van der Ree

Executive Director for Development, The Nature Conservancy in Latin America

Nov 6, 2021 @ 03:45 pm - 05:15 pm GMT

Partner Event

Rio Conventions Pavilion: Supporting a decade of action on ecosystem restoration

This event will highlight the importance and value of undertaking ecosystem restoration using ecological principles to realize multiple benefits, including Sustainable Development Goals and goals under the Rio Conventions.

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Nov 6, 2021 @ 06:15 pm - 07:45 pm GMT

Partner Event

Rio Conventions Pavilion (Health): Advancing One Health through the articulation of linkages between biodiversity, climate change, desertification, and health

This side-event will articulate a One Health approach that leverages interconnections between biodiversity, climate change, and desertification. Panelists will share views on how these synergies can be mutually-reinforcing and support the achievement of health and well-being for all.

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8 Nov, Monday
Nov 8, 2021 @ 09:00 am - 10:30 am GMT

GEF Event

LDCF, voices from the ground

Support from the GEF-managed Least Developed Countries Fund is highly relevant to countries’ broader development policies, plans, and programs. This session will showcase how LDCF support has improved climate adaptation and livelihoods by highlighting voices from the ground.

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Nov 8, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT

Partner Event

5 great forests of Mesoamerica: A regional initiative for climate, biodiversity, and people

At this event, governments, indigenous peoples, civil society, the GEF and GCF will discuss their participation in an initiative conserving the largest forests of Mesoamerica, share their vision for the region, and how they can help transform Mesoamerica into a region that meets its climate commitments and sets an example for the world.

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Nov 8, 2021 @ 01:15 pm - 02:45 pm GMT

GCF Event

Adaptation: From Readiness to transformational programmes – The Green Climate Fund delivering action on climate change

This event will look at the progress towards supporting developing countries in the planning and implementation of climate adaptation action in line with their contributions under the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It will illustrate how GCF finance plays a catalytic role in supporting countries in the climate transition from Readiness to Adaptation Planning to transformational programmes.

Speakers

Kavita Sinha

Deputy Director of the Division of Mitigation and Adaptation, Green Climate Fund

Santiago Aparicio

Director of Environment and Sustainable Development, National Planning Department, Colombia

Hans Andre Djamba

National Coordination of the Green Climate Fund, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Filomena Nelson

Pacific Regional Environment Program, SPREP

Leslie Labruto

Head of Investment Strategy, Acumen Fund

Andreas Reumann

Head a.i., Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU-GCF)

Nov 8, 2021 @ 03:15 pm - 04:45 pm GMT

GEF Event

Announcing winners and progress of the GEF challenge program for adaptation innovation

This event will share the innovative models of ten winning project concepts for catalyzing private investment in adaptation. Emerging trends and impact potential for transformative climate adaptation impact will be discussed, drawing from learning gained through the first set of winners of this Challenge Program that were announced at UNFCCC COP25.

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9 Nov, Tuesday
Nov 9, 2021 @ 09:00 am - 10:00 am GMT

GCF Event

Realising rights and resilience for all

This event will showcase information, knowledge, and promising practices by environment sector leaders on advancing gender-responsive climate policy, planning, and implementation.

Speakers

Priyanka Teeluck

Thematic Lead, Feminist Action for Climate Justice action coalition, UN Women

Carolina Fuentes

Secretary to the Board and Head of Governance Affairs, Green Climate Fund

Ana Rojas

Senior Gender Consultant, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Irfan Tariq

Director General Climate Change, Ministry of Climate Change, Pakistan

Jennifer ‘Jing’ Corpuz

Global Policy and Advocacy Lead, Nia Tero

Judith Beyeler

Medium and Small Grants Coordinator, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Nov 9, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT

Partner Event

FAO: Green and climate resilient agriculture

Green and Climate-Resilient Agriculture employs agricultural practices, technologies and innovations that enhance productivity in a sustainable manner, increase resilience and food security, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ensure higher incomes for small-scale producers. It will require action on the ground, in collaboration with FAO Members and partners to best support countries while maximizing synergies and minimizing trade-offs. This event is organized by FAO in collaboration with the Governments of China and the USA, the GEF and GCF (tbc). Under the wider 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, the event aim is to promote green and climate-resilient solutions in agriculture to respond to the climate crisis, biodiversity loss, ecosystem degradation, hunger and poverty.

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Nov 9, 2021 @ 01:15 pm - 02:45 pm GMT

IEU-GCF Event

How can climate finance work better for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)? Lessons from evaluations

The Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) will share learnings from two evaluations looking specifically at the SIDS and LDCs’ experience of accessing the GCF resources for their climate priorities. And the Commonwealth Secretariat and Climate Investment Funds (CIF) will share their own learnings based on their experience with SIDS and LDCs and comment on the usefulness of the IEU’s evaluation findings.

Speakers

Archi Rastogi

Evaluation Advisor a.i., Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU-GCF)

Viktoriya Khan

Associate Data Analyst – Data Modelling, Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU-GCF)

Uzoamaka Nwamarah

Climate Change Adviser, The Commonwealth Secretariat

Neha Sharma

Evaluation and Learning Specialist, Climate Investment Funds (CIF)

Eileen Mairena Cunningham

Active CSO Observer to the GCF Board, CADPI

Nov 9, 2021 @ 03:15 pm - 04:45 pm GMT

GCF Event

Early warnings for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) – Bridging the capacity gap by 2030

The event will present practical cases of effective early-warning systems that lead to early action in SIDS. Public and private sector experts will discuss how to address the early-warning value chain: from upstream investments to people-centred, gender-sensitive early-warning solutions — from infrastructure to people. Countries and partners will also be invited to commit to scaled-up action and engagement.

Speakers

Javier Manzanares

Deputy Executive Director, Green Climate Fund

Tagaloa Cooper-Halo

Director, SPREP Climate Change Resilience, SPREP

Jagan Chapagain

Secretary-General, IFRC

Amb. Jan Wahlberg

Finnish representative, GCF board

H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti

Secretary-General, Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS)

Mami Mizutori

UN Special Representative, Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction

Adele Young

Coordinator Early Warning Systems Young Professionals group, Trinidad and Tobago

Nov 9, 2021 @ 06:15 pm - 07:45 pm GMT

Partner Event

Climate change and pandemics: Two crises, one nature-based solution

Leaders from governments, international organizations, and indigenous communities will come together to discuss the urgent need to protect tropical forests and biodiversity and invest in more sustainable agriculture, to help mitigate climate change whilst also helping prevent future pandemics.

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10 Nov, Wednesday
Nov 10, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT

GEF Event

Accelerating the shift to electric mobility: A new GEF supported global electric mobility programme

For the transport sector to align with the Paris Agreement, all transport modes will need to be zero carbon by 2050. This panel will discuss the importance of a global switch to zero emissions vehicles to meet the Paris goals, introducing the new GEF Global Electric Mobility Program.

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Nov 10, 2021 @ 01:15 pm - 02:45 pm GMT

Partner Event

Rio Conventions Pavilion: Food systems and the role of the Rio Conventions on biodiversity, climate change, and desertification

Unsustainable agriculture practices lead to increased pressures on land and deforestation and are the primary drivers of biodiversity loss. This event will discuss how the Rio Conventions can build on the outcomes of the UN Food Systems Summit and work toward more sustainable food production and consumption.

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Nov 10, 2021 @ 03:15 pm - 04:45 pm GMT

IEU-GCF Event

The Green Climate Fund’s alternative modalities: What we have learned from evaluations

The Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) will present key findings from its evaluation on the GCF’s RFP modality, SAP pilot scheme assessment and accreditation synthesis. And IEU partner organizations and representatives from civil society organizations – EBRD-EvD, AF-TERG, the Commonwealth Secretariat and Heinrich Boell Stiftung – will share their relevant experiences and insights.

Speakers

Andreas Reumann

Head a.i., Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU-GCF)

Archi Rastogi

Evaluation Advisor a.i., Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU-GCF)

Viktoriya Khan

Associate Data Analyst – Data Modelling, Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU-GCF)

Bob Finlayson

Senior Evaluator, Evaluation Department, EBRD

Claudio Volonte

Member of the Technical Evaluation Reference Group, Adaptation Fund (AF-TERG)

Liane Schalatek

Active CSO Observer to the GCF Board, Associate Director, , Heinrich Boell Stiftung

Unnikrishnan Nair

Head of Climate Change Section, The Commonwealth Secretariat

11 Nov, Thursday
Nov 11, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm GMT

Partner Event

Advancing equity in cities: The bedrock for transformative climate action

This high level event aims to galvanize broad-based support for a forward-looking agenda to shape for equal cities via inclusive climate action and COVID-19 recovery, by convening a diverse set of stakeholders.

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Nov 11, 2021 @ 03:15 pm - 04:45 pm GMT

IIU-GCF Event

Enhancing integrity to avoid maladaptation

The event will reflect on how adaptation projects may result in maladaptation from the integrity perspective, which either heightens the expected climate-related risks or creates a new set of unexpected risks. 

To send a question to the panel, visit iiugcf.org/question

Speakers

Jyotsna Puri (Moderator)

Associate Vice-President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Ibrahim Pam

Head, Independent Integrity Unit (IIU-GCF)

Yannick Glemarec

Executive Director, Green Climate Fund

Barbara Schreiner

Executive Director, Water Integrity Network

Rennie Valladares

Head, Office of Integrity and Compliance, CABEI

Maria-José Poddey

Head of Climate Policy Support Programme, GIZ

Coleen Vogel

Professor, University of Witwatersrand

Brice Böhmer

Climate and Environmental Lead, Transparency International

12 Nov, Friday
Nov 12, 2021 @ 09:00 am - 10:30 am GMT

IUs-GCF Event

Evaluation, Integrity, and Redress at GCF

Accountability at all levels is crucial to provide access to climate finance in ways that are evidence-based and free of corruption, and that address any potential adverse impacts on communities. In this session, the three Independent Units of GCF will present their respective mandates and share illustrative examples of cases and outcomes.

Speakers

Andreas Reumann

Head a.i., Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU-GCF)

Ibrahim Pam

Head, Independent Integrity Unit (IIU-GCF)

Lalanath de Silva

Head, Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM-GCF)

Paco Gimenez-Salinas

Compliance and Dispute Resolution Specialist, Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM-GCF)